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Poster: cooperway4 Date: Apr 2, 2011 5:56pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please remove

It would be relevant because the uploaded movie had no copyright notice and the link in the parent post was to a thread entitled NOT OF THIS EARTH (1961). Now if 1956 is indeed the date in the notice then my statement would not apply. However, this movie is widely available on Public Domain DVDs. Once again I'm being led to believe that the companies that put these movies out for sale can pay to manufacture and distribute DVDs and do not have access to competent copyright attorneys. That all of a sudden after years of being offered in PD videos that the only ones to ever bring the fact up that the item in question may not be public domain is not the supposed rights holders, but some users here who have taken it upon themselves. Granted I've seen similar renewal data used incorrectly (Captain Midnight for example, which did not meet the period for renewal - so therefore is PD. Yet it was removed with the same logic). However, in this instance the dates and statutes do match provided that there was a valid notice and the notice did in fact state 1956 and on the prints distributed at the time. Remember the information that the copyright office had came from submitted forms, not viewing the actual movie.

I might not know why this movie is treated as public domain by video manufacturers. However, I do know that it is. And from what I've seen over the years, it is very rare for a copyrighted movie to be passed as PD for so ong a period of time and by so many.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Apr 2, 2011 11:34pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please remove

The date given on the details page (1961) was wrong. I entered that year from a source I believed and have been since shown to be wrong. The reason for it is because I'm no film expert, just a guy who likes old monster flicks and when I find one that is pd, I'll share it. My copy had no notice but I have since learned that it was copyright because it may have been an edited copy (notice removed). I take copyright seriously when I upload so when I'm told one of my uploads is copyright and given good reason, I'll have it taken down. I've been enjoying this site for two years now and so I'm going to do my best to make sure that my uploads are "according to Hoyle".